NFL's ratings, revenue, popularity continue to grow

Sunday, February 5, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CST

INDIANAPOLIS — Less than a year ago, Tom Brady, Logan Mankins, Osi Umenyiora and seven other players filed an antitrust suit against the NFL, a key moment in a convoluted and contentious labor dispute between the union and league that threatened to cut short — or even wipe out — the 2011 season.